The wooden two masted schooner Liberty
was built in Cottrellville, Michigan in 1861 by L. Larned. In 1874 the Board Of Lake Underwriters valued the vessel at $3,000 and rated her at B1. The official registry number was 14672. In 1872 the vessel was wrecked but obviously recovered.
Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: 4/2/1880: "Total Loss".
left Milwaukee for Whitefish Bay, below Ahnapee, to load cedar posts. When the snow storm of Monday set in the craft was abreast it's destination, but could not find the place, and was forced to run before the gale that followed. Then vessel became so badly iced as to be wholly unmanageable previous to stranding. The tug F.C.Maxon
, having in tow the surf boat of the lifesaving station, proceeded to the Liberty
shortly after noon, and returned at 4 o'clock. the vessel was found to be ashore on the extreme end of the south point, broken in two and completely covered and surrounded with ice, so that it was impossible to approach within fifty feet of her. Milwaukee Sentinel, Thursday 12/18/1879.